This conference invites scholars from the arts, humanities and social sciences to participate in a discussion about the development, experience and construction of material knowledge in the past. Contributions are welcomed from a wide range of historical eras, from the ancient through to the modern. This conference seeks to break with the age-old separation of hand and mind and uncover examples of material and embodied knowledge across a broad range of periods, geographical locations, spaces and places.
Proposals might engage with the following questions:
- What connections can be drawn between histories of material culture and histories of intellectual activity?
- How is artisanal, tactile or tacit knowledge communicated in different periods and places and how can we access these forms of knowledge?
- What role does space and place play in our understanding of (material) knowledge?
- How is intellectual authority constructed through material practices and who possesses such authority?
- How can we better understand technique (in theory and practice) and embodied knowledge in different periods of history?
- What role do material literacies (or the absence of them) play in historians’ understanding of knowledge production in the past?
The delegate fee is £50 for the two-day conference, which includes lunch, refreshments and the reception. Delegate fee waivers are available on application to postgraduate students and unwaged early career researchers.
Please send proposals for papers and panels (maximum 250 words per paper) to Leonie Hannan, at email@example.com by Friday 28 June 2019. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, panels should ordinarily be comprised of three contributors but proposals for other formats, such as round tables, group presentations or workshops, are encouraged.
This conference is generously supported by Queen’s University Belfast, Past & Present and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry.
More details and registration information available here
The final seminar of the CHOMI 2018-19 series will be held on Thursday 11 April 2019.
Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of Strathclyde) will deliver a paper entitled ‘A Woman’s Right to Know: A History of Pregnancy Testing in Britain’.
The seminar will begin at 5pm in Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD.
Further details are available here: CHOMI seminar (Jesse Olszynko-Gryn) 11 Apr 2019
The first lecture of the Edward Worth Library Seminar Series for 2019 will take place in the Worth Library at 3.00pm on Wednesday 27 March and it will be given by Professor William McCormack (Worth Librarian emeritus). The topic will be ‘Ambrose Charpentier (1861-1945), Roger Casement’s GP Doctor.’
Further information about the 2019 Seminar Series is available here: The Edward Worth Library 2019 Seminar Series
Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll
By Conrad Keating, Visiting Professor/Writer-in-Residence, School of Medicine, TCD
Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 6.30pm
Winter Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Further details available here: RAMIFlyerKEATING_Wed 27th March 2019 (1)
Admission is free but please register
Our next seminar will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019, at 5 pm in Room K114, School of History, UCD
Dr Isabella Jackson (Assistant Professor in Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Child slavery and changing conceptions of girlhood in modern Chinese history’.
More details available here: CHOMI seminar (Dr Isabella Jackson) 21 February 2019
The 2019 Scientiae conference will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast from June 12th-15th. Based on proposals already accepted, we anticipate a conference of approximately 175 scholars, most of them at mid- or senior-career. However, to encourage local participation, we are pleased to invite further proposals from researchers on the island of Ireland only, with a deadline of March 8th.
Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early-modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. Belfast 2019 will be our 8th annual meeting.
Proposals are invited for:
- Individual (20-minute) papers: Please submit a descriptive title, 250-word abstract, and one-page CV.
- Complete panels: Same as above for each paper, plus 150-word rationale for the panel. Maximum four panellists, plus chair (and/or respondent).
- Workshops: One-page CV for each workshop leader, plus 250-word plan for the session: topic, techniques, hands-on resources, etc.
- Seminars: One-page CV for each seminar leader, plus 250-word rationale for the session: its topic, and its suitability for treatment in seminar format.
All proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details about the programme so far see 2019.SCIENTIAE.CFP.Ext.Ireland
For more information, and the conference poster, click here